“Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.” This lockdown we’ve been on lots of armchair adventures as a family and the habit of reading to our kids daily has grown our connection whilst also sparking their creativity and imagination. Sure, it can be a bit crazy getting the kids to settle down at the end of the day but with a bit of luck, the pinching and poking between siblings soon subsides and the kids fall asleep with whimsical stories floating around in their dreams.
Mother’s Day is going to look a little different without the big family lunch this year, but Dad is making up for it and has taken the boys under his wing to teach them one of my love languages – acts of service! Spending all our time at home has really drawn attention to all the DIY jobs that need to be done around the house and my patience for waiting for my man to get to ‘the list’ has been wearing pretty thin.Continue Reading
Here we are inching our way through lockdown and although we’ve had some ups and downs, this time of quarantine has genuinely been a good time for us. I’m surprised to hear myself say that but it turns out that not needing to get your kids dressed in a school uniform before dashing them out the door to get to school on time can do wonders for family life.Continue Reading
We got married back in 2010 in the midst of World Cup fever and the past ten years have flown by so fast. Sigh, such a cliche but so true. At the risk of adding another cliché to the mix, our marriage has been quite a journey. Our family grew from just the two of us to five in a flash and before we could blink we were parents to three kids all in nappies at the same time. I still can’t believe that this is my life.Continue Reading
We did it! Three cheers to all fellow parents for surviving six weeks of school holidays! When Robertson Winery sent me a bottle of their newly launched Non-Alcoholic Dry Sparkling White Wine, I saved it for a special occasion – the final back to school countdown. Now, that’s something to celebrate! As it’s time to start getting my head back into the game, this deliciously dry sparkling wine is the perfect celebration wine because it has all of the fun without any of the alcohol. Continue Reading